On this day: August 13

POSTED: 10:42 PM PDT Aug 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 12, 2014 

Disney brings an animated deer to movie screens, construction begins on the Berlin Wall, a Hall of Fame slugger dies, and tragedy strikes the Indiana State Fair, all on this day.

OTD August 13 - Mickey Mantle
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1995: Hall of Fame baseball player Mickey Mantle, who won seven World Series titles in his 18 years with the New York Yankees, dies from liver cancer at the age of 63 in Dallas, Texas. A three-time American League MVP, he won the Triple Crown in 1956 and led the American League in home runs four times. The 20-time All-Star retired in 1968 with a career .298 batting average, 536 home runs, 2,415 hits and 1,509 RBIs.

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